John Shattuck

John Shattuck is president and rector of Central European University and professor of legal studies and international affairs. From 2001 to 2009, Shattuck served as the chief executive officer of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. He was also senior fellow and lecturer on human rights and international relations at the College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University.

Shattuck served as U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic (1998–2000) and assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor (1993–1998). Previously, he was vice president for government, community, and public affairs at Harvard University. Shattuck’s career began at the American Civil Liberties Union, where he was executive director of the ACLU Washington office and national staff counsel from 1971 to 1984.

Shattuck writes and appears frequently in the United States and international media commenting on international security and human rights. He received his JD from Yale Law School, an MA from Cambridge University, and a BA from Yale College.